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A twisted, funny, high-octane adventure, director Matthew Vaughn brings "Kick-Ass" to the big screen. "Kick-Ass" tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers. His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 244
- Fresh: 185
- Rotten: 59
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Fast, periodically spit-funny and often grotesquely violent, the film at once embraces and satirizes contemporary action-film cliches with Tarantino-esque self-regard -- it's the latest in giggles-and-guts entertainment.
Fresh: A mosh pit of a comic-book movie that dares you to dive into its anarchy.
Fresh: Peppering an action flick with comedy is hardly original, but the mocking tone and off-kilter vibe set this film apart. It even has a hearty dose of charm, thanks mostly to the most outrageous performance by a child in recent memory.
Rotten: When filmmakers nudge a child into viewing savagery as slapstick, are we not allowing them to do what we condemn in the pornographer -- that is, to coarsen and inflame?
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Loved the movie, it was so funny. Can't wait to see it again!!!!! Oh and Hitgirl was the best, she kicked a*s!
Much better than I expected!
I was a little put off by the title at first; I thought it was overtly trying to make people notice it, so I was expecting a shallow half-comedy, half-action flick. After watching it, however, I realized this movie should be noticed; and, to my surprise, it was a lot more complex than it looks. Mark Strong is a great actor, and is an excellent bad guy in this film. I recommend it to anyone who likes superhero movies or comedies.
I freaking loved this movie, it was the most original film I've seen in a long time. It's over the top violence and humor set it apart from everything else. Everyone that gives this movie anything less than four stars obviously has a horrible taste in movies and is still probably flipping out over an 11 year old girl swearing and killing bad guys.
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